Catherine Bodmer — Emmanuelle Choquette

[Winter 2022]

Galerie B-312, Montréal
7.05.2021 — 23.06.2021

By Emmanuelle Choquette

The exhibition Synonymes is an outcome of Catherine Bodmer’s long-term research conducted during residencies in Mexico City between 2010 and 2018. Pairing photography and text, the body of work on display in Galerie B-312’s two exhibition spaces addresses Bodmer’s relationship, developed over time, with a particular place: a plant market in Viveros, a public park and municipal tree nursery situated in the Coyoacán neighbourhood. Bodmer’s works provide an overview of this spacious market, with its many lines of stands featuring greenhouses filled with potted flowers, plants, and trees, as well as peat and other gardening items.

The rooms in the large gallery are arranged as variations on the central subject, functioning as synonyms. As viewers walk in, a video projection on the floor and a sculptural grouping of a series of superimposed words evoke an exalted experience of luxuriant, abundant nature.1
Translated by Käthe Roth.

[ Complete issue, in print and digital version, available here: Ciel variable 119 – AGAINST NATURE ]
[ Complete article and more images, in digital version, available here: Catherine Bodmer — Emmanuelle Choquette ]